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Word choices on political issues reveal ways of thinking

(Phys.org)—Communication and information science researches have developed a free online tool that offers a new way of looking at the news. "Reflext" provides a glimpse into how political events are being covered and discussed.

Making allowances for job seekers on Facebook

Your inappropriate Facebook profile, posts and photos could lose you your next job, according to an in-depth study of employers from six different industries. The conclusion of a paper to be published in the International ...

NIST improves tool for hardening software against cyber attack

(PhysOrg.com) -- Computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have dramatically enlarged a database designed to improve applications that help programmers find weaknesses in software. This ...

Wikipedia improves students' work

A student writing an essay for their teacher may be tempted to plagiarize or leave facts unchecked. A new study shows that if you ask that same student to write something that will be posted on Wikipedia, he or she suddenly ...

Online tool aids quantum computing research

(PhysOrg.com) -- Quantum computing holds great promise, but will require informed specialists who can explore its full potential. Through a book, an interdisciplinary class and now a brand new online tool, University of Cincinnati ...

Web site tracks congressional, presidential priorities

(PhysOrg.com) -- As a new Congress prepares to take office, a powerful online tool from University of Texas at Austin political scientists can help answer questions about lawmakers' shifting focus over time, differences between ...

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